The Return of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop!

The Return of the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop!

Books - it is our memory conceptWelcome to the Authors in Bloom blog hop!

In my tiny section of the world, we still have snow on the ground. I’m dreaming of flowers and green grass and warm temperatures. We’re getting there slowly, but it’s going to be a little while longer before I can get outside and dig in the dirt.

In celebration of the near-arrival of spring and the Authors In Bloom blog hop, I’ve redecorated my site to give it a more spring-like feel. If you have a moment, pop on over to my home page and let me know what you think.

Before we move onto the contest, here’s a quick tip:

dreamstime_xs_28165170Last spring, I bought two dozen red and white geraniums. They looked so pretty and added so much color to the yard, I decided to take clippings and grow a few of my own. In the fall, I dug up a dozen of the plants to overwinter in the heated shop. By early March, the sun was high enough in the sky for new plants. I took 60 cuttings from the existing plants, stuck them directly into some gardening soil, watered them, and put the pots into a south facing window. Although I lost two of the cuttings, I have 58 of them flourishing and they’ll look gorgeous in the flower gardens this summer.

Now, back to the blog hop. There are multiple prizes and here are the details:

1) SUBSCRIBE TO MY NEWSLETTER (I promise not to spam you!) and you’ll be entered in a draw to win a copy of SOUPS FOR ALL SEASONS and WEDDING FEVER. Please note that these are both ebooks and will be available for download to your ereader.

2) To enter to win the Authors In Bloom prizes — a Kindle Fire or Nook (winner’s choice) along with a $25 gift card, plus there will be 2nd and 3rd place prizes drawn — LEAVE A COMMENT in the comments below. So tell me, if you’re a flower gardener, veggie gardener, both flower and veggie, or you’d never put your hands in the dirt unless someone paid you a million dollars (and maybe even not then LOL!). Then use the handy linky link below to visit the other sites taking part in the hop. The more sites you leave a comment on, the better your chance to win. And remember to include your email address so we can contact you!

The Authors In Bloom tour ends April 19th at 11:59pm EST.  All winners will be announced at by April 22, 2013.

Thanks so much for joining us!  And have FUN!

Welcome to the Warm Winter Reads Beach Book Blast!

Welcome to the Warm Winter Reads Beach Book Blast!

This weekend, join the WG2E Beach Book Blast authors as we celebrate our warm winter reads. There are books and prizes … and did I mention books? Here on my blog, I’m giving away an ebook copy of my latest release THE VALENTINE GRINCH.

Go read the first chapter of The Valentine Grinch, then come back here and answer the question below. The first person who posts the correct answer in the comments wins!

When Amanda Goodwin first sees her dad, what is in the yellow can that her dad is holding in his hand?

And there’s more. 🙂

To help you fill your e-reader, we’re offering a $50 Best Buy gift card as our Grand Prize, along with a $25  gift card of the winner’s choice (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes). That’s a $75 prize!

Second prize is a $25 gift card from Amazon. All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter drawing on the Beach Book Blast website and follower the directions.

Wait, there’s more! Many of the Beach Book Blast authors are offering prizes on their websites, like I am. So click on the links below or go to the Beach Book Blast website and click on the links to the other sites to see what terrific prizes they’re offering.

While you’re here, sign up for my newsletter updates and blog posts, and join me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Have fun at the Beach Book Blast Warm Winter Reads event. And good luck! I hope YOU win the grand prize!


And the BBB blog post winner is …!

And the BBB blog post winner is …!

Now that paint day is over, it’s back to smelling the roses. Yep, that’s my favorite job around here. It requires no effort or thought, kind of like writing when I’m in the zone. 🙂

The big news today is the winner of my blog contest, open to all those who posted a comment during the Beach Book Blast event from August 15th to August 18th.

Becky Ward, come on down. You’ve won an ebook copy of my book, Wedding Fever, as well as my favorite ecookbook, Soups For All Seasons by Anne Ellis!!!

But wait, there’s more…

It’s Monday and I’m in a good mood. Or maybe now that the paint is dry, I need another excuse to avoid my current mess-in-progress. Uh, I mean manuscript. So to all the lovely people who commented on my blog during the Beach Book Blast event, if you haven’t already picked up an ebook copy of Wedding Fever, I’ll be giving each of you a copy of my ebook. Watch for my email to hit your inbox.

Thanks to everyone for hanging around the beach with me. Happy reading!

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